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2020 Pigskin Preview

Bellaire replacing heavy graduation losses

BELLAIRE — Finding a way to replace graduation losses is simply part of life when coaching at the high school level. But, when it’s 21 players, many of whom were key cogs on both sides of the ball, avoiding a significant rebuild can be a challenge. Mark Spigarelli enters his fifth ...

Bridgeport boasts experienced youth

BRIDGEPORT — Expectations are high as Bridgeport enters season three under head coach Fred Ray. The Bulldogs have plenty of offensive talent back from a 1-9 campaign, but stopping the opponent and injuries are still concerns. The Bulldogs have only have two seniors on the 2020 roster, those ...

Area coaches have had to adjust early

Coaches in all sports seem to come and go, but in the local football coaching ranks this season, they all decided to come back. Of course, the 2020 had more question marks and more realignment than any time in the past. With schools dealing with COVID-19 and players and coaches working ...

Caldwell bids to rebound from two-win season

CALDWELL - Coming off a 2-8 season and entering his fifth season on the sidelines at Caldwell, Head Coach Grant Gaydos has plenty of enthusiasm for the 2020 season having lost just one starter from last season. The biggest problem that Gaydos and the Redskins face heading into the season is ...

Buckeye boasts increased expectations

YORKVILLE — Many people often wonder how much planning goes into a season and what the chances are that everything will be covered in the planning. Well, planning for the 2020 fall season has gone off the rails. Buckeye Local football coach Roger Herbert is also the school’s baseball ...

Harrison Central wants to start fast

CADIZ — Getting off to a fast start is a key element to a team enjoying success. Harrison Central hasn’t had that luxury in Anthony Hayes’ first two seasons as head coach. The Huskies have dropped their first three games in each campaign, leading to identical 4-6 finishes. Hayes, a ...